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CLA North: Exclusive Tour of Lowther Estate Rewilding Project and Castle


Attendees will benefit from an exclusive behind the scenes tour of Lowther Estate lead personally by David Bliss CEO. The tour will take in parts such as the completed works to the Japanese and Rose Gardens, the estate`s Eco-system management, wetlands, wildflower meadows, rewilding, extensive planting
scheme of 220,000 trees. Also 
increasing the diversity of herbivores on the estate, including longhorn cattle, Tamworth pigs, red deer, ponies and beavers, wildlife has returned in abundance.

Following on from this lunch will be served then thereafter a full guided tour of the castle and grounds.   

Lowther Castle is a particular gem. Built at the turn of the 19th century on the site of two previous houses, the castle was a grand affair boasting a room for every day of the year. Its gardens were the envy of the north. 
But in 1957 the castle was demolished. Just the façade and outer walls remained standing and for over half a century, the place was empty – home only to chickens, pigs and the odd bat. The gardens were lost to wilderness.


10.00 am Registration with teas and coffees in the Sculpture Gallery

10.30 am Talk about Lowther Estate Rewilding and Diversification Project with David Bliss CEO

11.00 am Tour of the Lowther Estate to view the completed projects

1.00 pm Lunch 

2.00 pm Guided Tour of the Castle and Gardens

3.30 pm Event concludes

If you require any assistance with booking please contact Rachael Clayton Event Manager on 01748 907070 or 07794 070558 email: rachael.clayton@cla.org.uk

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Event Details

Thursday 18 April 2024
10:00AM - 3:30PM
Lowther Castle, Lowther, CA10 2HH
£35.00 inc vat